b) Type, purpose and operation of Cookies
c) How to disable Cookies in the main browsers
d) What happens if Cookies are disabled
BLINKSET uses ¨Cookies¨, and other similar mechanisms (hereinafter, Cookies). Cookies are files sent to a browser through a web server to record the User's activities on a specific website (hereinafter, the Services). The first purpose of Cookies is to provide the User with faster access to the selected Services.
In addition, Cookies personalize the Services, facilitating and offering each User information that is of interest to them or that may be of interest to them, based on their use of the Services. Cookies are used to personalize and facilitate the User's navigation as much as possible. Cookies are only associated with an anonymous User and their computer and do not provide references that allow the User's personal data to be deduced.
The User may configure their browser to notify and reject the installation of the Cookies sent, without affecting the User's ability to access the Contents. However, we point out that, in any case, the quality of operation of the website may decrease.
b) Type, purpose and operation of Cookies:
Cookies, depending on their permanence, can be divided into session or permanent cookies. The first ones expire when the User closes the browser. The second ones expire depending on when the objective for which they serve is fulfilled or when they are manually deleted.
Additionally, depending on their objective, Cookies can be classified as follows:
PERFORMANCE COOKIES: This type of Cookie remembers your preferences for the tools found in the Services, so you do not have to reconfigure the service each time you visit. As an example, this typology includes:
- Volume settings for video or sound players.
- The video transmission speeds that are compatible with your browser.
GEO-LOCATION COOKIES: These Cookies are used to find out which country you are in when a Service is requested. This Cookie is totally anonymous, and is only used to help guide the content to your location.
REGISTRATION COOKIES: Registration Cookies are generated once the User has registered or subsequently opened his session, and are used to identify him in the Services with the following objectives:
- Keep the User identified so that, if he closes a Service, the browser or the computer and at another time or on another day he re-enters said Service, he will continue to be identified, thus facilitating his navigation without having to re-identify himself. This functionality can be suppressed if the User presses the "close session" functionality, so that this Cookie is eliminated and the next time the User enters the Service, the User will have to log in to be identified.
- Check if the User is authorized to access certain Services. Additionally, some Services may use connectors with social networks such as Facebook or Twitter. When the User registers for a Service with credentials from a social network, they authorize the social network to save a persistent Cookie that remembers their identity and guarantees access to the Services until it expires. The User can delete this Cookie and revoke access to the Services through social networks by updating their preferences in the specific social network.
ANALYTICAL COOKIES: Every time a User visits a Service, a tool from an external provider (Prestashop, etc.) generates an analytical Cookie on the User's computer. This Cookie, which is only generated during the visit, will be used in future visits to the Services to anonymously identify the visitor. The main objectives pursued are:
- Allow the anonymous identification of browsing Users through the "Cookie" (identifies browsers and devices, not people) and therefore the approximate count of the number of visitors and their trend over time.
- Anonymously identify the most visited content and therefore the most attractive to Users
- Know if the User who is accessing is new or repeat visit.
Important: Unless the User decides to register for a Service, the "Cookie" will never be associated with any personal data that can identify them. These Cookies will only be used for statistical purposes that help to optimize the User's experience on the site.
c) How to disable Cookies in the main browsers: Normally it is possible to stop accepting browser Cookies, or stop accepting Cookies from a particular Service. All modern browsers allow you to change the cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'Preferences' of your browser menu. Likewise, you can configure your browser or your email manager, as well as install free add-ons to prevent Web Bugs from being downloaded when opening an email. Configuration of cookies and, where appropriate, private browsing in each of the main browsers:
- Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Settings. For more information, you can consult Microsoft support or browser Help.
- Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> History -> Custom Settings. For more information, you can consult Mozilla support or browser Help.
- Chrome: Settings -> Show advanced options -> Privacy -> Content settings. For more information, you can consult Google support or browser Help.
- Safari: Preferences -> Security. For more information, you can consult Apple support or browser Help.
d) What happens if Cookies are disabled: Some functionalities of the Services will be disabled, such as remaining identified, receiving information directed to your location or viewing some videos.